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Jo-Anne Osterloh Franchi

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Jo-Anne Osterloh Franchi Obituary
July 28, 1940 - May 16, 2010

Jo-Anne Osterloh Franchi, 69, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 16, 2010, in Condon, Mont. Born in San Francisco on July 28, 1940, Jo-Anne was the oldest of five children born to Adrienne and Joseph Osterloh. She married Donald R. Franchi in 1961 and moved to Woodland in 1964. Together they had two children, Andrea of Medford, Ore., and Edward of Kalispell, Mont. After a long career as a registered nurse at Woodland Memorial Hospital, Jo-Anne retired to Kalispell in 2004 to be closer to her son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. She was blessed with six grandchildren, Jonah, Maya, Solomon and Ava of Kalispell, and Tyler and Cory of Medford as well as two daughters-in-law, Cassie Trujillo and Eden Roberts Franchi. In addition, she is survived by her siblings, Joseph and Lydia Osterloh, Adrienne and John Zanini, Gail Osterloh and Don Bear, and Christine and Clark Clipson. Although divorced, Mom loved our Dad and Step-Mom, Terry and considered them her family as well.

Mom was a gifted needle crafter and seamstress who enjoyed making gifts for her many friends and family. She loved her family beyond description and was so grateful to have spent the last few years near her grandchildren and traveling to visit those who didn't live close. She held the serenity prayer close to her heart.

A celebration of her life was held on Saturday, May 22, in Kalispell. Woodland services will be announced at a later date. Condolences may be sent to 916 7th Ave. East, Kalispell, Mont., 59901.

Published in Daily Democrat on June 20, 2010
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